Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Haifa/Qana

This blog was written during last summer's Israel VS Hizballah war. I thought it would be good to put this out on the general internet, in light of my recent trip to Israel (which I intend to blog about at my earliest convenience).

WARNING, the following article was written in tremendous anger. Please stop reading if you are upset by profanity, rage or lack of political-correctness. Actually, if that's true...just stop visiting this page at all.

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I was on my way to a company party today, sitting in Turnpike traffic...listening to Fox News and CNN on XM radio for updates on what's going on and I hear that Hizballah rockets hit Haifa. I was so mad about it, that I actually turned my car around to come home and write about it.

As of this writing 3 Israeli civilians are dead and 100 more injured...both numbers are "expected to go up" (aren't they always though?) as more bodies/injuries are being pulled from the rubble.
















These were apparently "Fajr-5" rockets that carry around 200 pounds of explosives. Of course these specific rockets carried a few less pounds of explosives so these bastards could add some ball bearings.





Just so you understand what happens when something full of ball bearings explodes, these metal balls go flying all over the place, burning hot like bullets. The result





is that these bullets pierce human beings and if they don't kill them immediately, get lodged in their body. In the above photo, you can see an X-Ray from someone who was injured in the Bali Blast in Indonesia. In this case, ball bearings were lodged in the person's lungs, heart...and various other parts of the body. I can only imagine what this poor guy's face looks like.

Anyway, the point of all this...(if there is ever REALLY a point to war) is that these Fajr-5 rockets came from none other than Qana, Lebanon. You remember the town that just last week was bombed by the Israelis and 56...wait no, 28 civilians (I guess some people just happened to be counted twice originally...oops!) and sparked an international outcry. Nevermind that it took 7 to 8 hours for that building to collapse during which the people inside chose to stay and hope for the best (huh?)...that was in fact a terrible tragedy and an awful mistake by the Israeli Air Force. As proven today, they must have hit the wrong building and killed people who did not deserve to die. War is a very ugly thing, especially when innocent people die.

But this of course begs the question. If the attack on Qana, which again, was a complete disaster and an awful accident caused all this outrage...what about Haifa?

Israel accidentally hits civilians, apologizes for it, launches an investigation and pauses aerial bombardment of Lebanese towns/villages for some time.

The world reacts with outrage.






Hizballah DELIBERATELY targets the third largest city in Israel, collapses two buildings and kills civilians.

Where is the outrage?

They add ball bearings in an attempt to maximize the destruction and murder of innocent men, women and children.

Where...is...the...outrage...?

They celebrate in the streets and gloat that they are slaughtering innocent Jews, they praise the murderers who did this and gloat that they will continue to kill Jews.

WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE????

Today in Brussels there was a protest that condemned the IDF "overreaction" to the Hizballah attacks. All over the world people complain about the IAF "indiscriminate" killings of civilians (nevermind the leaflets, the pauses in the attacks to give people the opportunity to escape, the commando raid that put Israeli soldiers in danger so as not to bomb an apartment buidling full of civilians and Hizballah assholes) - does anyone expect similar demonstrations and protests about these Hizballah attacks?

COULD THESE HIZBALLAH ATTACKS BE ANY MORE INDISCRIMINATE???


I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO PROTESTS ISRAELI BOMBARDEMENTS WHICH TARGET HIZBALLAH AS "INDISCRIMINATE WAR CRIMES" AND THINKS THAT HIZBALLAH DELIBERATELY TARGETING CIVILIAN CENTERS WITH ROCKETS THEY CANNOT FULLY CONTROL IS NOT INDISCRIMINATE MURDER. PLEASE SOMEONE EXPLAIN THIS BS TO ME.


I'm begging you. Someone, anyone try to defend your position on this. I'd prefer you to do it in person but I'll debate you on the internet if I have to. Just please someone, bring it on.

I dare you.


Because underneath all the "peace-activism" and the hippie NONSENSE is a simple fact that these assholes in Brussels and anywhere else these protests take place believe that the Jews basically deserve what they get. They think that Hizballah are the "cool" rebels and the Israelis are the Evil Empire or something. They think this whole thing is like Star Wars or something. And while they'll never admit it...they think all this, because in their hearts they...believe...that...




...Jewish blood is cheap.



Everyday it becomes more and more clear what these "peace-activists" are really about. Everyday it becomes more clear what the rest of the world thinks. Everyday it becomes more clear that all we have is ourselves. And it kills me to think like this because I used to be such an optimist.

Now I'm just disgusted with everyone and everything.

As I finish this up...word comes in that the Israelis took out the Qana and Tyre rocket launchers that attacked Israel today. I hope it was very painful.

'til next time...

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